Now that’s a conference

And they are going to talk about the Shroud of Turin, as well

clip_image001The Christian Post is reporting today:

Robots, aliens and superheroes are among the many topics that will be tackled this weekend at the Southern Evangelical Seminary’s 21st Annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Somewhere between 1,700 and 2,000 are expected to attend. Speakers will focus on three main topic areas — God and science, Christianity and culture, and historical apologetics. The theme is, "defending a never changing faith in an ever changing world."

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Other speakers will talk about aliens and evolution, the biblical flood, robots and artificial intelligence, astronomy, sexuality, abortion, pop culture, the resurrection, archeology, Islam, Hinduism, the Shroud of Turin, the inerrancy of scripture, and C.S. Lewis.

Want to bet that the shroud presentation will be by Gary Habermas. The picture, here, is of him giving the talk last year.

Another Gary Habermas, Shroud of Turin Video.

Dave Kinsella just this week uploaded this video of Gary Habermas presenting “a convincing argument detailing the arguments in favour of the Shroud’s authenticity,” as he puts it. “I was skeptical til I watched this,” he adds. The video runs 44 minutes. It looks good. I disagree with several points, like the discussion of the coin images over the eyes. 

It is a good talk. I’ve never seen it before and I don’t know when this was recorded.

How influential is Gary Habermas when it comes to the shroud?

I don’t  know. But if you search YouTube for “GARY HABERMAS SHROUD OF TURIN” you encounter 2320 videos. There are, of course, duplicates. But it is also evident, just by the numbers, that Dr. Habermas is an influential speaker out on the circuit and on the Internet. By comparison here are two other YouTube search counts:

  • BARRIE SCHWORTZ SHROUD OF TURIN: yields 4660 videos
  • RUSS BREAULT SHROUD OF TURIN: yields 750 videos

If I search Google directly for videos thus:

  • GARY HABERMAS SHROUD OF TURIN: I get 13,100 videos
  • BARRIE SCHWORTZ SHROUD OF TURIN: I get 7,550 videos
  • RUSS BREAULT SHROUD OF TURIN: I get 5,160 videos

Something seems counter intuitive here. Well, anyway, Habermas is influential. (We really should count views but I have other things to do with my life). 

And who is Gary Habermas?

And here is something I posted ten months ago:

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